Creamy Cauliflower Gratin

  This Creamy Cauliflower Gratin is a wonderful and healthier substitute to the starchy potato gratin without sacrificing flavor! It will be perfect served up at your next Sunday dinner!

Creamy Cauliflower Gratin.  A wonderful and healthier substitute to the starchy potato gratin without sacrificing flavor! www.happyfoodhealthylife.com

I’m not sure I’ve talked to you about one of my major food loves. I know I’ve talked about coconut. And I’ve probably talked a bit about wine and coffee. But potatoes! Specifically cheesy potatoes! Honestly, I could eat a large quantities of funeral potatoes. Or one of my favorite dishes is a smoked gouda cheesy potato casserole. It’s to die for. The problem here is that I feel like crap after eating so many potatoes!

So I knew it was time to do something about this. [Read more...]

5 Instant Ways You Can Begin Achieving Goals Today!

Sometimes, the act of achieving goals, especially your health goals, can be a really overwhelming process. You may not know exactly where to start. Your past failures may be getting you down. You just aren’t feeling 100% sure about what steps need to be taken in order to actually start, follow through, and stick with it.

5 Ways You Can Begin Achieving Goals TODAY!! Seriously, these are quick and easy, and will get you on your way to success! www.happyfoodhealthylife.com

I’ve come up with five instant [Read more...]

Fluffy Lemon Souffle

 This fluffy lemon souffle is the perfect light dessert for any warm-weather occasion. Full of a clean and fresh lemon-y punch of flavor!

Fluffy Lemon Souffle www.happyfoodhealthylife.com

There comes a time when you really need to just step out of your comfort zone and do things that maybe you’ve never done before. Yes, we know I can make brownies. We know I’m only a shot glass (or two) from an amazing cocktail. But I’m not growing by making these staples of mine. I’m not becoming versed in the kitchen. I’m just making different versions of the same recipes over and over again.

So this one’s all about [Read more...]

Top 10 Ways Achieving Goals Will Change Your Life

I used to live a very stagnant life. Going through day to day without much change. Just hoping to make it through. It wasn’t until I started setting and achieving goals that I felt a shift in my life and the way it was headed. Rather than a boring life without much to write home about, I began living a life that I couldn’t stop talking about. Things were happening. I was changing. I was growing! 

You may be asking yourself what sort of changes you can expect to see outside of the actual goals being met. What else could there be. Let me tell you, there is a whole host of ways you can expect to see change just from achieving goals that you have set for yourself. When it comes to getting healthy and happy, it’s all about making a plan, sticking to it, and actually following through.

Top 10 Ways Achieving Goals Can Change Your Life

So let me tell you 10 ways achieving goals for your health will change your life. [Read more...]

Lemon Chiffon Pie for Warmer Days Ahead

 This Lemon Chiffon Pie is bound to brighten your days, right from your dessert table. It’s light. It’s fluffy. And that last bite will have you wishing there was more!

Lemon Chiffon Pie - This light, fluffy, and sunshine-y dessert is bound to bring warmth to your life. www.happyfoodhealthylife.com

I’m pretty sure in the land of food-blog-writing, there is kind of a rule that says no one wants to hear you talk about the weather. I can pretty much bet that is an accurate statement. But I can also bet [Read more...]

Coconut Brownie Bites to Remind You that You Are Good Enough!

Coconut Brownie Bites - Little morsels of heaven from Holly @ www.happyfoodhealthylife.com

You are probably wondering what coconut brownie bites and being good enough have in common at all. That is definitely a valid question. Maybe it’s a bit of sleep-deprived delirium. Maybe it’s just that my life is such a disarray that I can barely even think straight. Maybe you’ve noticed that I haven’t posted anything all week up to this point (chances are though, you’ve been too busy gawking at all the yummy Valentine’s Round-ups, like this one, to even notice).

But really, I haven’t felt inspired. [Read more...]

Coconut Pistachio Biscotti and How I’m Getting Healthy with Pistachios

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of the Pistachio Health Institute.

Coconut Pistachio Biscotti. A great way to get some of those necessary nutrients as well as offering a ton of a yum-factor!

You know me. I love to find a healthy grab-and-go snack that will keep me fueled for a few hours until it’s the next meal time. There are so many unhealthy options we are presented with, that it’s easy to get side-tracked. Potato chips, cupcakes, sugary granola bars, and the list just goes on.

The awesome thing [Read more...]

Easy Raspberry Mocktail

Valentine’s day is a little bit different for me this year. Instead of sharing classy glasses of bubbly with my wife, I am celebrating the day with my the cutest little guy ever, over glasses of Raspberry Mocktails. It’s definitely a change of pace for me, but I’m learning to adjust for the time being, while my wife is away.

 

I have decided that I will send my wife a gushy card for Valentine’s Day, but in all honesty, it’s not going to be anything new. [Read more...]

German Chocolate Cake Pockets

German Chocolate Cake Pockets - Cake and Frosting all packaged up in a neat little pocket. Seriously YUM! www.happyfoodhealthylife.com

These days, I’m all about an easy recipe. Something that can come together in a matter of minutes. Lately, life has just been a whirlwind! Trying to keep up with all the chores by myself. Trying to fit in lots of exercise. And don’t even get my started on laundry. It’s kind of a joke how stressed I am these days.

But of course, I still want to be able to enjoy little treats [Read more...]